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Funding

Can I apply for funding?

The Trust takes a proactive approach to the work it wishes to support and tends to develop programmes itself, contacting the organisations it wants to partner with. We are unable to accept unsolicited proposals.

Do you fund individuals?

No, the Sutton Trust has a strict policy of not funding individuals. This includes any type of fees, including school/university fees, money for musical instruments, books or other materials for your child’s education, post-graduate study, gap year or holiday activities and medical sabbaticals.

I have a very bright child who has been award a place at an independent school, can you help with their schools fees?

We are unable to provide funding for individuals, including all types of schools fees.

Do you fund extra-curricular activities?

The Sutton Trust funds programmes in a formal education setting. We do not fund arts or sports projects, including outward bound schemes, Duke of Edinburgh awards, bands and orchestras, art and theatre productions, or school trips in the UK or abroad. We do not, however, fund general school trips, even subject-specific, or pay costs towards students attending university open days.